Musicman Sub bass sound?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RealBK, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. RealBK


    Feb 8, 2002
    Can anyone post a soundsample of the new Musicman SUB bass (Active)? Does it come close to the Stingray bass sound? Anyone post a Photo of there Musicman Sub bass? The black one looks very nice!
  2. a sub is the same thing as a ray but prett much made form woods that arent as nice to look at,(sorry i know how dumb that sounds)it also has a diffent pickgaurd,the neck is painted black,and the body has a typ of paint u would find a truck bed painted with(i belive,thats wat it is,it looks and feels like black rino paint)iam pretty sure it has a diffent preamp and pickup.

    i played a passive and active sub(both had a 2 band eq,i was confused about that).if i was blind and the sub's paint wasnt werid(sorry), i couldnt tell the diffence they sounded alot alike but played the same.

    i had been planing on buying a ray for a along time,but if i cant get a used ray for cheaper then a new sub ill go with the sub.
  3. Painted neck?! The unfinished neck was the best thing about MMs IMHO, and the paint on the neck of my Spector is the one thing I hate about it. Too bad the SUBs have painted necks...
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    The SUB neck would be as fast as a Stingray's if it weren't for that darned paint. Sound is decent though.

    I look forward to seeing them used in the 4-500 dollar range.
  5. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I ALWAYS use fingerease on a painted neck. It makes it so smooth. Get's rid of tackiness on nitrocellulose finished necks. It's great stuff.
  6. Curiously enough, I actually PREFER the feel of glossy-finished necks! Call me a heretic... then again my favourite feeling basses are Rickenbackers, so I'm probably a bit nutty anyway.

  7. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    I played an active SUB a week or two ago and it was a nice bass. The neck almost feels like its some sort of composite. Its not a bad feeling neck at all. The sound is that of a two band Stingray. I didnt care for the finish or the guard, but it was certainly a nice bass, and I considered taking it home with me.....
  8. The finish on the SUB necks is a satin finish, so it's not "tacky" or sticky.

    I think they're pretty damn nice instruments honestly - although I really don't like the cheesy pseudo-diamondplate pickguards :p. However, I've already checked: the standard Stingray 4 pickguards fit perfectly! :D